Day Departure from Bs As to Puerto Madryn:
You’ll begin the tour to Puerto Madryn departing by bus from the Bs As bus terminal in the evening around 7 pm. We offer a bus with executive service that provides you with dinner and breakfast on board. The bus is also fully equipped with a bathroom, heating, and air conditioning.
Day in Puerto Madryn:
After a long journey of about 18 hours you’ll arrive to the city of Puerto Madryn at noon and our tour guide will take you to your hotel. You’ll have the afternoon free to relax and enjoy one of the most vibrant cities of Patagonia, with a beautiful coastal avenue overlooking the huge natural amphitheater of Nuevo Gulf.
Day in Puerto Madryn:
After having breakfast at the hotel, you will enjoy a full-day excursion entitled "Peninsula Valdés and Whale Watching." In order to enter this UNESCO World Heritage site, you’ll cross an incredibly narrow strip of land with sea on both sides. Our first stops are the Ameghino Isthmus and the Center of Interpretation, followed by De Los Pájaros Island and an opportunity to view the colony of sea lions in Punta Pirámides. During the tour you will also be able to see abundant terrestrial fauna, such as guanacos, maras (Patagonic hares), foxes, armadillos and choiques. Further along you’ll find Caleta Valdes, a large natural creek that is home to a colony of sea elephants.
After admiring Caleta Valdes, you’ll go along the road as it drops suddenly down into a crescent of golden cliffs overlooking a bright blue bay and the small village of Puerto Piramides. Once we arrive at the village of Puerto Pirámides we will embark in a Whale Watching Ride that will transport you one or two miles out to the sea to approach the Whales! The boat trip also allows you to watch many cormorant colonies.The cormorants build their nests against the cliff and breed and raise their babies there. You can also see other specimens of the coastal bird fauna and some dolphins that always show up to jump and play in complete freedom in the Atlantic Ocean.
This is a full-day excursion and the total ride covers 400 Km, but does not imply any physical difficulty. Anyway It implies no difficulty. In the evening, you return to your hotel in Puerto Madryn.
Day in Puerto Madryn:
After having breakfast at your hotel, you’ll enjoy a full day of penguins in Punta Tombo, and see the Welsh colony that settled there. During this tour, we’ll visit the Penguin rookery in Punta Tombo, which is the most important continental colony of Magellan Penguins. The colony's population reaches over half a million birds during the peak season. You’ll get to visit an extensive beach where you can walk freely along several paths, literally right next to the penguins. You’ll have the opportunity to see how they feed their babies, defend their territory, and build their nests. Our tour guide will tell you about the habitat and the lifestyle of these friendly little animals.
After that you’ll visit Gaiman, one of the towns that best represents the culture of the Welsh colony that settled in Argentina. In addition to walking the streets and visiting most representative parts of town, you can enjoy some typical Welsh tea, accompanied by variety of delicious homemade cakes and jams. Finally you’ll visit the Egidio Feruglio Paleontological Museum in Trelew, which is home to a great collection of Patagonian Paleontology samples. Afterwards, you will head back to Puerto Madryn.
5th Day in Puerto Madryn:
After breakfast at your hotel, you’ll be taken to the Puerto Madryn bus terminal. You will leave for Buenos Aires in a fully equipped bus with bathroom, heating and air conditioning. Dinner and breakfast will also be provided on board. You’ll arrive in Bs As the following day after an 18-hour journey. End of our service.
The Puerto Madryn tour includes:
Bus: Buenos Aires – Puerto Madryn - Buenos Aires
Travel between bus terminal and hotel in Puerto Madryn.
Full-day tour: Peninsula Valdés with whale watching..
Full-day tour: Punta Tombo (penguin's colony) and Gaiman (Welsh colony).
Breakfast at a hotel
3 hotel nights in Puerto Madryn Hotel.(an extra 2 nights are spent on the bus during travel to and from Buenos Aires)
English-speaking tour guide
The Puerto Madryn tour doesn't
Entrance to the Protected Area and to the museum.
Note:Whale watching is available from June to mid-December while in Punta Tombo penguins can be found from September to mid-April.
This trip can be tailor-made for a time that suits you and can be adapted to your interests, budget, and any special requirements you may have.